Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration approved the new swine flu vaccine Tuesday, a long-anticipated step as the government works to start mass vaccinations next month. Limited supplies should start trickling out the first week of October — about a week earlier than expected, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress.
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo PACS, Inc., (Apollo) a maker of digital pathology solutions, has been selected by Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit, MI, as the vendor to implement its digital pathology informatics vision. After conducting extensive research to identify a pathology PACS (Picture Archive and Communication System) solution to meet their operational needs, Henry Ford Health System selected Apollo's PathPACS® as the product upon which they will implement the institution's anatomic and clinical pathology, and outreach vision.
Orthopedic Specialists Offer Rapid Recovery Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel, Carpal Tunnel Release ProceduresSeptember 16, 2009 6:14 am | News | Comments
Surgeons expand less invasive treatment options, reduce recovery time for common hand, wrist and elbow conditions The prominent orthopedic surgeons redefining "standard of care" in North Houston, Drs. Alan Rosen and Korsh Jafarnia, are now offering less invasive endoscopic cubital tunnel release to patients.
Emergency medical information franchise launches GPS tracking device offering live instant tracking for patients ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sep. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- eMed-ID, a emergency medical information device franchise, announces the launch of eMed-Trac, a live instant tracking device designed for people with Alzheimer's, dementia and other cognitive impairments, or children who need to be closely supervised by parents for medical or other reasons.
Nationwide survey finds healthcare facilities are utilizing temporary doctors, known as locum tenens, to fill openings in primary care, anesthesiology, surgery and more. According to a new survey from Staff Care, a nationwide physician staffing firm and an AMN Healthcare company, primary care doctors are the most in-demand medical providers being sought to temporarily fill openings at healthcare facilities in the U.
Patton Surgical has developed the PassPort®--a double-shielded trocar designed to enhance patient safety by eliminating the risk of injury during laparoscopic surgery. In laparoscopic procedures performed with conventional trocar designs, the most serious complications—and the most likely to result in death—are patient hemorrhages due to vessel injury and/or infection secondary to bowel injury.
Skytron Asset Manager, powered by Awarepoint, is an RFID/RTLS real-time asset tracking technology designed to maximize equipment utilization, reduce rental expenses, improve quality of patient care and safety and more, with minimal installation and training. Features of the technology include: Patented plug-and-track sensors.
Skytron’s new Aurora II is a LED surgical lighting system equipped with high-performance, HYBRID LED optics with direct surgeon control of intensity and focus. Features of the system include: Dynamically focusability. High intensity LEDs for adjustable, deep cavity illumination.
Simulab introduces EDGE, the next generation in reality-based laparoscopic training. Using laparoscopic instruments integrated with five sensors, EDGE measures the time, path, and force for each exercise. Results are based on actual haptics, providing quantifiable results to its users. Edge features: Laparoscopic instruments integrated with five sensors tracking time, path, and force.
The Nathanson Hook Liver Retractors® are designed specifically to retract the liver during laparoscopic surgery. The retractors feature: The ability to hold the liver out of the way for the duration of the surgery when required. Availability in a set of 3 (small, medium and large), allowing the surgeon alternative options during the procedure.
Ranfac Corporation introduces a Puncture Closure Device that permits multiple closures in a single device. The Puncture Closure Device offers: One hand operation. The ability for the surgeon to rapidly close multiple trocar sites securely and safely in a single device. The ability to be used to tack up hernia mesh prior to final placement, to ligate abdominal wall bleeding and for percutaneous suturing.
Covidien presents the Duet TRS™ Reload with Tissue Reinforcement (for use with ENDO GIA™ Universal handles), an endoscopic stapler preloaded with tissue reinforcement material, which is a synthetic absorbable polymer that remains flat and secure during placement and manipulation on tissue.
The 5mm AnchorPort® disposable trocar from Surgiquest is available in a Bladeless, Optical Tip configuration which accommodates a 5mm laparoscope within the clear tip obturator channel to provide surgeons with visualization during abdominal access. The AnchorPort® disposable cannulas are also available for use with the same disposable obturator during a surgical procedure on the same patient when multiple cannula applications is desired.
Xodus Medical, Inc. provides a safe solution to ensure healthcare worker safety in the operating room—the Safety Scalpel system. According to the company, the system is designed to meet the OSHA Engineering and Work Practice Controls and helps to minimize the risk of scalpel injury during an operating room procedure from prep, to procedure, through blade disposal.